Friday, March 25, 2011

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950

If you are a fan of 47mm watches, then 2011 is a good year for you. The new Officine Panerai line up offers quite a few 47mm watches and the PAM375 is one of these new models. Perhaps it's just the overwhelming attention that the new PAM372 is getting on the various fora, but it seems like the new PAM375 has gotten a bit snowed under. If you consider the wonderful features that are offered by the PAM375, that's a bit of a surprise. Think about it, a 47mm case - and only the second Panerai watch to use composite - beige luminova, brown sandwich dial, domed crystal, hand wound mechanical in-house movement (Panerai P.3000/1), display back, 1950 on the dial and a killer strap too. And the PAM375 is a special edition watch, as opposed to the new polished steel PAM372 which will be a regular production watch. Those are no doubt ingredients that make the watch as desirable as can be.

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950
Special Edition 2011 Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950

The first Panerai watch to use the new (to Panerai) material Panerai composite was the PAM339 - introduced in 2010. The 339 is a Radiomir model, which makes the PAM375 the first Panerai watch with a Luminor style composite case. The composite has a very dark brown color - almost black. The brown dial in combination with the beige tinted Luminova makes an excellent combination. Its weight is obviously light, but if I remember it well it doesn't feel as light on the wrist as titanium. That probably has to do with the size of the watch, the large crystal and the large movement of the 375.

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950
The PAM375 has a brown dial and beige tinted Luminova

As the name "Luminor Composite 1950" suggests, the PAM375 has a 1950's style case (photo below). The shape of the case and crystal are the same as that of the stainless steel Panerai PAM127. The P.3000/1 movement can be admired through the case back crystal. This new in-house movement has a power reserve of 3 days and it uses two spring barrels to achieve this. The same movement is also used for the PAM372.

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950
The 1950's case and case back crystal

Below are a few more photos of the watch. I have no information about its availability yet - but I can imagine that the watch was sold out on the same day it was announced in January this year.

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950
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Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950

Panerai PAM375 Luminor Composite 1950

Note that all photos are © 2011 M.Wilmsen. Do not use my photos without permission.

Related posts

Panerai PAM339 Radiomir Composite
SIHH 2011 Photo report
PAM372 Luminor 1950
The Panerai 1950's style case

6 comments:

  1. How do i do if i want to use you pics? just mention your name and site and ask you first?

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  2. Send me an e-mail about it please.

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  3. that's sexy as! when will it be released? i want to buy one. must find out how to get on a list or something as i'm sure they'll sell out fast!

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  4. @anonymous... I think they were sold out on the day they were announced... but you never know...

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  5. Hi, it looks as if the strap is screwed in rather than the quick release type system. Know if thats the case? Excellent pics by the way.

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